A year ago, artist Lucía Gonzalez-Ippolito unveiled "Women of the Resistance," honoring 38 women activists whose lives span generations. The mural, located in San Francisco’s Mission Latino Cultural District, was painted by a majority female crew, committed to community art-making with a positive message.(Photo by Kathryn Johnson)
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN!
I’m working for two weeks at an albergue operated by a community of Benedictine nuns; here the men and women are housed in separate quarters, each a big room with 30-40 bunks.
I got into an argument last night with my compañeros, at the end of a long rainy day when all the beds were taken except two upper bunks in the men’s section. The last pilgrim of the night was a woman who arrived late.
Do we put her in the middle of the men’s dorm? Or open another room in the building to give her a bed? (Spoiler Alert: She passed a restful and snore-free night.)
Which led me to ponder:
Are we protecting the woman’s privacy?
Are we subverting her autonomy?
Is she getting preferential treatment?
Is the convent’s policy to separate the genders inherently sexist?
And either way, who gets to explain it to Sister in the morning?
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People don’t need a detailed understanding of climate science, says EPA administrator Gina McCarthy. “I just need them to understand that it matters to them and their families in a concrete way.”
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We’ve lost the capacity for compromise because we presume the most sinister motives about our opponents.
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Girl Scouts of America: On Twitter.
Power tools and zero-gravity hair.
The percentage of Americans who say Trump should be impeached is rising slowly but steadily. FiveThirtyEight’s poll aggregator currently has 50.3 percent of the public supporting impeachment with 43.8 percent opposed.
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